|Approval Date||20 Jul 2010|
|Signature Date||28 Sep 2010|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31161|
The present intervention concerns the emergency humanitarian assistance to drought affected populations. It's designed because of the drought period experienced by Niger in 2009, which resulted in an acute food crisis. The gravity of the situation is such that the food crisis prevention and management system put in place by the authorities is no longer able to meet the needs of the population. The 2009 crop year in Niger, which experienced more than a deficit rainfall, was completed with a deficit cereal balance of 120,000 tonnes based on the availability and consumption of millet, sorghum, maize and fonio cereals. Including other irrigated cereals, notably rice and wheat, the total cereal deficit amounts to 411,000 tons; which corresponds to a decrease of 36% compared to 2008. The support of the African Development Bank should complement the interventions of the other partners and those already implemented by the Nigerian authorities and devoted mainly to the purchase of seeds and zootechnical inputs.
The objective of the operation is to contribute to the improvement of the food security for the benefit of the 500 000 households or 3 500 000 people directly affected and hard by the drought and living in the vulnerable zones, by the distribution of seeds to the producers loss-making villages and zootechnical inputs to livestock; essentially to breeding females.
The main beneficiaries of the operation are the people directly affected by the drought and located in vulnerable areas, farmers and pastoralists.
Special Relief Funds
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
|Last Update||24 Feb 2021|